Author: <span class="vcard">Sarah Burns</span>

Daylight savings time began on March 8, leaving us one hour less that day. Of course, we have had 24 hours in every day since then, but as the days lengthen and the weather improves, we don’t want...
Sarah Burns
“Be prepared” is the Girl Scouts motto, and scouting has been credited with helping to prepare generations of girls for success in later life. 24/7 Tempo set out to identify 50 famous women who...
Sarah Burns
Americans love dogs, there’s no doubt about that. It’s estimated that the dog population in the United States is almost 80 million, and that 44% of households have a dog. We typically get dogs...
Sarah Burns
The distinctive profiles of polar bears are easily recognized by children and adults all over the world, and yet they live farther from population centers than almost any other creature. They inhabit...
Sarah Burns
America loves dogs. More than 85 million families have chosen to take care of a four-legged furry friend. A lot goes into the decision of what dog to adopt. The perfect canine companion depends on...
Sarah Burns, John Harrington
Americans love dogs, there’s no doubt about that. It’s estimated that the dog population in the United States is almost 80 million, and that 44% of households have a dog. We typically get dogs...
Sarah Burns
Every year, the American Kennel Club, the country’s purebred dog registry, considers new breeds to add to its index. It’s a rigorous vetting process as the AKC has stringent eligibility...
Sarah Burns
Suffering from allergies is bad enough, but being allergic to your dog is worse still. Dogs are our companions, playmates, and guardians, and sometimes they seem to care for us as much as we care for...
Sarah Burns
The Halloween traditions we’re all familiar with — including jack-o’-lanterns and dressing in costumes (to confuse wandering spirits) — came to America with Irish immigrants in the 19th...
Sarah Burns
Suffering from allergies is bad enough, but being allergic to your dog is worse still. Dogs are our companions, playmates, and guardians, and sometimes they seem to care for us as much as we care for...
Sarah Burns
McDonald’s launched the first Happy Meal in 1979. It was the brainchild of marketer Dick Brams, who had the idea of creating a meal just for kids — one that included a toy. The offerings...
Sarah Burns
You might consider yourself a very rational person, but then something as simple as a calendar date or a number makes you feel differently about things. You might think twice about boarding a plane...
Sarah Burns, John Harrington
Dogs are popular pets all across the United States. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 38% of households in 2017-2018 owned one or more dogs. (And these are the most popular...
Sarah Burns
Words sometimes have two meanings, as Led Zeppelin sang in “Stairway to Heaven.” And indeed they often do. Especially, words can acquire new meanings and lose old ones. For example,...
Sarah Burns
The English language is constantly changing and adapting to the needs of its users. While new words are created and some old words acquire new meanings, others just fade from use. Of these words we...
Sarah Burns